NEWPORT, Ky. — Hundreds of Kentuckians on Saturday provided donations aimed at keeping their neighbors warm this winter during St. Vincent de Paul's coat drive at Newport Primary.

What You Need To Know

  • St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky held a coat drive at Newport Primary Saturday Dec. 4

  • Community members donated a slew of coats and winter gear 

  • They partner with local organizations and schools to hold these drives

  • They’ll have another drive on Dec. 18 at locations in Covington and Florence

“People come on in and they pick out a coat for free,” Vicki Dinterman with St. Vincent said.

Representatives with St. Vincent stocked Newport Primary’s cafeteria with gloves, scarves, blankets and coats for all walks of life.

“Little kids try on the coats – they’re so serious about picking one out and they try to match it with gloves and scarves – it’s adorable,” Dinterman said.

In one group of little kids were the Gardners. Ti’Melrah and Ti’Karah are school kids in the area. They both got to walk away with some warm winter gear.

Ti’Melrah excitedly said she found a nice new coat for herself.

“Because it’s got these pockets. I can put my hand in this and I can stick stuff in here like my phone,” she said.

She and her sister both have differing views on winter, but they're now prepped for whatever comes their way this season.

They aren’t the only ones, though. Many families were able to benefit from this all thanks to a slew of community donations.

“Whatever’s going on out in the world, people still have this tendency to donate and want to help and it’s nice to see,” Dinterman said.

If you missed today’s drive, you can come out on Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. to one of two locations: the Life Learning Center in Covington or the Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Florence.